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  • American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obamaby Stephen Brooks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen Brooks argues that American exceptionalism has been and... more...

  • The Fluency of Lightby Aisha Sabatini Sloan

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    In these intertwined essays on art, music, and identity, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, the daughter of African American and Italian American parents, examines the experience of her mixed-race identity. Embracing the far-ranging stimuli of her media-obsessed upbringing, she grasps at news clippings, visual fragments, and lyrics from past and present in order... more...

  • Dokumente zur Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika.by Herbert Schambeck; Herbert Schambeck; Helmut Widder; Marcus Bergmann

    Duncker & Humblot 2007; US$ 66.80

    Hauptbeschreibung Die anlässlich des Kolumbus-Jahres im Jahre 1993 erschienene 1. Auflage dieser Anthologie hatte das Ziel, durch einen Rückblick auf die Geschichte der USA die Entwicklung der Vereinigten Staaten anhand wichtiger politischer und rechtlicher Dokumente nachzuzeichnen. Die lange demokratische Geschichte der USA im historischen Spannungsfeld... more...

  • A Few Bloody Nosesby Robert Harvey

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 14.57

    Liberty against oppression, right against wrong - a clear message has come down to us about the origins of the American War of Independence, one of the founding events of the modern world. As with so many legends, the truth is somewhat different. In this revealing account, Robert Harvey overturns most of our assumptions about the causes of the... more...

  • Three Golden Agesby Alf J. Mapp

    Madison Books 1998; US$ 37.99

    In this intriguing book, best-selling author Alf Mapp, Jr. explores three periods in Western history that exploded with creativity: Elizabethan England, Renaissance Florence, and America's founding. What enabled these societies to make staggering jumps in scientific knowledge, develop new political structures, or create timeless works of art? more...

  • Biting through the Skinby Nina Mukerjee Furstenau

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.00

    At once a traveler?s tale, a memoir, and a mouthwatering cookbook, Biting through the Skin offers a first-generation immigrant?s perspective on growing up in America?s heartland. Author Nina Mukerjee Furstenau?s parents brought her from Bengal in northern India to the small town of Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1964, decades before you could find long-grain... more...

  • American Exceptionalismby Charles Murray

    AEI Press 2013; US$ 1.00

    In American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History , Charles Murray describes how America?s geography, ideology, politics, and daily life set the new nation apart from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. He then discusses the ways that exceptionalism changed during America?s evolution over the course of the 20th century. Which changes are... more...

  • Bloody British History Camdenby Dick Weindling; Marianne Colloms

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Camden has a dark side to rival that of any London borough. The first murderer to be caught using transatlantic cable lived in Camden and the last woman to be hanged shot her lover outside a Hampstead pub. Riots, disasters and accidents feature heavily in the area's history: many residents, for example, were caught up in the worst ice-skating accident... more...

  • Twilight of the Republicby Justin B. Litke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    The uniqueness of America has been alternately celebrated and panned, emphasized and denied, for most of the country's history -- both by its own people and by visitors and observers from around the world. The idea of "American exceptionalism" tends to provoke strong feelings, but few are aware of the term's origins or understand its true meaning.... more...

  • Is Lighter Better?by Joanne L. Rondilla; Paul Spickard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 26.99

    Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." That is, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account of the color of their skin relative to other people who share their same racial category. Colorism affects Asian Americans from many different... more...